IN what tuned out to be a closer match then expected Viktor Yanukovych, former prime minister and presidential hopeful in the 2004 "Orange revolution" has won the 2010 Presidential election by a 3% margin.
As of 20:30
Turn out 2% more punters voted this round then in the first round event
The outcome was in line with exit polls closest margin and in spite various protests by Yulia Tymoshenko Yanukovych, runner up in the final 2004 contest is expected to be declared the winner of the 2010 parade.
The conduct of the election has received the all important stamp of approval by the OSCE.
There will not be a repeat of the events of 2004. The judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into to. Any attempt to overturn the result will fail and will only cause more harm and resentment then good. Falling below 50% of the vote Yanukovych's win can not be seen as a total victory.
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